Ok so here is my biggest concern.
We are playing busted this year and the results of that are lower member numbers and a lack of ability to recruit new, quality, players. In the past we had the Aussie coach and a style of play that attracted people here. Now we have neither.
If members are down next year, on the back of attendance declines this year our perilous financial position will get worse. Now repeat. It’s a spiral.
What I’d like to see is some sort of review and a resulting plan to get out of it.
It needs to address recruitment, injury management, training methods, and salary cap management etc.
On the coach, he gets a chance based on the injuries. If he had a decent squad I’ve seen enough to suggest that he can coach and provide. Well, enough for a chance.
On multiple grounds - I don’t care. If we don’t have a team that can compete it wouldn’t matter if we played every game at 1 ground. No one would go.
The only way to address the issues we have is to be more transparent about how the club will move forward. We wait until the season finishes to do this normally, well the season is over right now. So start early and get the plan in place early.
Crowds are already an issue. It will get worse this year. Then you have the situation with Sheens. It’s pretty bad how we are unravelling. However there is always hope. We have a gun set of halves in the 20s and some other good young players getting experience. Things could turn around in 1-2 years however we need very strong and good management (and I have big doubts over that)
The Future ? Not looking good at all… sadly for us…
We cant play 80mins footy, players injured too often for too long too.
Crowd numbers struggling
Fans/Supporters getting upset, sad anxious…
Worrying signs all around…
Potter says we are not far from it yet we have now 6 straight loses… Someone is dreaming… Wake UP !!!